"Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said the demonstrators were challenging “the very existence of Israel” and, in nationally broadcast remarks, pledged that the country was “determined to defend our borders and sovereignty.”" Greenberg for the Washpost
During the first intifada someone asked a US diplomat friend of mine at a dinner party if he didn't think the media were being unfair to the Israelis in the matter of casualties on the two sides. After a moment his diplomatic mask slipped a bit and he said that since the "score" then was - Israelis 900+ bagged, versus Palestinians - 9, he did not find her question to be meaningful. Those with a tribal interest in that quarrel may think that those were good numbers, but for the rest of the world, not so much.
Now, in the midst of the "Arab Spring," Bibi has pronounced on his willingness to do "whatever it takes." The boxscore will be impressive.
September or October will probably see widespread recognition of Palestine as a state. In that context, sanctions and the ICCJ loom on the horizon for the Bibi "solution." The Israelis will just ignore the world?
Sure they will. pl